Attack by Menhaden Industry Unites the Conservation Community
Conservationists fear that the fox could end up guarding the henhouse in menhaden certification process.
Recreational Fishing Groups Formally Object to “Sustainable” Stamp on Menhaden Fishery
Mining the base of the food chain is neither sustainable nor economically justifiable.
Video: Something’s Fishy With This Announcement About Atlantic Menhaden
When there's not enough bunker left in the water to support striped bass, can you really call commercial harvest of these forage fish sustainable?
Third-Party Certification Puts a Blue Ribbon on Depletion of Critical Striped Bass Food Source
It is negligent to certify Omega Protein’s menhaden purse-seining operation as sustainable when striped bass populations are in decline.
Science, Not Politics, Should Guide Management of Menhaden
Virginia should do the right thing and let experts guide the future of bunker.
Certification is Misleading PR Strategy for Destructive Menhaden Fishery
One company that undermines striped bass populations in the Atlantic is paying to put a blue ribbon on its harmful practices.
Dreams of the Fabled Fall Blitz Turn Into an Industrialized Fishing Nightmare
The scene that shocked East Coast anglers who waited all year to cruise up to striped bass blitzing on an embattled forage fish I look forward to fall fishing...
Atlantic States’ Vote on Management of Critical Forage Fish Opens Door for Better Study
Commission vote falls short of considering ecosystem-wide impacts in management of Atlantic menhaden but establishes new reference points for future decisions.
Modernizing Management of the Most Important Fish in the Sea
The Atlantic menhaden sustains East Coast angling and coastal economies—but these forage fish are at a turning point.
Where Are Forage Fish on the Chesapeake Bay’s Health Report Card?
Restoration efforts have helped the Bay earn an above-failing grade, but the tiny fish at the base of the system weren’t even evaluated.
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WHAT WILL FEWER HUNTERS MEAN FOR CONSERVATION?
The precipitous drop in hunter participation should be a call to action for all sportsmen and women, because it will have a significant ripple effect on key conservation funding models.Learn More